The Ignatian Family

MAGIS is an initiative of the Society of Jesus and other members of the Ignatian family. The Society of Jesus, better known as the Jesuits, are a male religious order founded by Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556). It has as its mission to help all people to discover God in their lives and respond to God’s loving invitation. The Ignatian family consists of a wider network of religious and laypeople who share this mission.


Society of Jesus

A little less than 500 years ago the Society of Jesus came into being in a rapidly changing world. Ignatius and his friends put themselves at the service of Christ and the Church. They did not dismiss change, but tried to find God in all things. The same spirit enthuses the Jesuits today.  |


Faithful Companions of Jesus

The FCJ’s are an international Society of Roman Catholic Sisters living in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. They are committed to living their charism of faithful companionship with Jesus. They are enriched by their cultural diversity and internationality, Easter people celebrating the life of the Risen Christ. Ignatian women, we seek to find God in all things and we find joy in being sent on mission.


Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is an international community of Roman Catholic women of all ages, races, and cultural backgrounds. They were founded by Saint Raphaela Maria in 1870 and take their inspiration from Ignatian Spirituality. They combine a rich community prayer life with an active minstry of education in 24 countries. |